Milton Public Library adult programs announced for August 2021

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Milton Public Library adult programs announced for August 2021

During the month of August, the Milton Public Library is offering a variety of fun virtual events for adults via Zoom, plus a few in-person Tai Chi events.

 In August, the Milton Public Library is offering some very enjoyable events for adults and families.  On Tuesday, 8/3, starting at 6:30 p.m., two dieticians from Beth Israel Hospital Milton will share 3 recipes via Zoom – for breakfast, lunch and dinner – which will utilize fresh seasonal summer produce and also be quick, and of course healthy.  The presenters for this “Virtual Cooking Demo with Staff from Beth Israel” are Elena Almeida, Clinical Nutrition Manager, and Gabrielle Mele, Inpatient and Outpatient Dietician.   Check out the presentation summary at, then click on “events” from the main page, and then on August 3rd to view it and to register in advance.  This program is part of “Milton Moves” which is a year-long initiative to promote wellness, fitness and healthy eating.

On Tuesday, 8/10, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., there will be the second half of Nick DePasquale’s photography workshop via Zoom called: “Seeing Like a Photographer.”  We held the first half in July but you do not need to have attended that in order to participate in this talk.  In this virtual talk, you will learn about how to use the elements of visual design and composition to create beautiful pictures.  Nick is a professional photographer and instructor who teaches classes, conducts workshops and photo walks, tutors beginner to advanced photographers, and exhibits his work from his travels around the world.  He has worked for newspapers, magazines, and as a wedding and sports photographer.  Please join us by signing up in advance at our website as registration is now open.

Friday Afternoon at the Forbes” is an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and games in person as part of our “Milton Moves” initiative.  It’s happening for all ages on Friday, 8/13, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., on the Forbes House lawn as it is offered in partnership with the Forbes House Museum.  “Battledore and shuttlecock” was a game similar to badminton played during the 19th century, and badminton itself traces its roots back some 2000 years to ancient China.  Croquet was another outdoor lawn game that was very popular in the late 1800s.  Game equipment will be available to use for free in 20-minute intervals and while you’re waiting to play, listen to stories with an MPL librarian, learn more about the museum, explore its beautiful grounds, and enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the MPL.  Advance registration is required at our website and opens on July 30th.

Everyone’s favorite topic – Armchair Travel – is back on Tuesday, 8/17, at 7 PM via Zoom with a nature program called: “The Netherlands – Land of Wind, Water and Wildlife.”  The presenter will be popular naturalist and photographer Joy Marzolf, formerly of Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.  To most people, windmills are the iconic symbol of The Netherlands and for many centuries the Dutch have controlled the flow of water with dikes and windmills in order to reclaim the land from the sea, and in later years have added vast storm barriers to protect their population.  From year-round and migratory birds to mammals, butterflies and flowers, signs of nature can be found in surprising abundance across the grasslands, forests, wetlands and seashores of the country.  Join us for a tour of the history and amazing wildlife of The Netherlands by signing up in advance for this enjoyable photographic talk at our website.

And finally on Wednesday, 8/25, from 6:30 to 8 PM, there will be another in person meeting of “The Cookbook Club” with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog held in the Keys Community Room (lowel level) of the Library.  Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring to the program to share.  You do need to register in advance at our website for this get together, and our events list at the MPL website give you all the details you need to participate.  The cookbook chosen for August is Milk Street: Cookish by Christopher Kimball.  If you would like to reserve a copy of the book, you may call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 and we will place a hold for you.  Bon Appetit!

All of these programs are kindly supported by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public.  Go to to sign up, and for questions, Email [email protected] or call (617) 898-4964.  We hope you might join us in a cool library program during the month of August!

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